Relay for Life next weekend in Shelton

The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is a sponsor of the 2014 Relay For Life of Shelton and Naugatuck Valley set for June 7-8 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Relay For Life is an overnight walk-a-thon that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s cancer education and research. The Center for Cancer Care […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Shelton

Access Health CT storefronts become educational centers

The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT, is putting its two storefronts into relative hibernation now that open enrollment for the exchange has closed. Upon the completion of the 2014 open enrollment cycle, the Access Health CT enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven will be closed for day-to-day business; going forward, they […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Breast center adds three advisory board members

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has added three new members to its Advisory Board.      Georgia Adams of Westport is a community volunteer and philanthropist.  Over the past 20 years, she has assumed leadership positions on several not-for-profit boards, including the Westport-Weston United Way, Westport Public School Systems PTA, and National Charity League.  […] [Read More]
Taking part in the check presentation at the gala were (l-r) Auxiliary President Ulla Atweh; SurgEase Medical Director Ed Castillo, MD; hospital President and CEO Bill Jennings; Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab; and SurgEase Nurse Manager Diane Youd.

Hospital Auxiliary offers up $100,000 for surgery unit

More than 150 people attended the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala May 22 at the Birchwood Country Club in Westport. During the event, the auxiliary presented a $100,000 check from its past year’s fundraising activities to support the renovation of the SurgEase ambulatory surgery unit at the hospital. The amount represents the final installment of […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Derby’s Griffin Hospital to host men’s health talks

Griffin Hospital will host two men’s health talks and free health screenings this June to help men know and understand their health numbers. Dr. Brian Sperling will present “How ya doin’, Man?” on Thursday, June 12 and Tuesday June 24 at the hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. In recognition of Men’s Health Month, these […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, prostate cancer
Syringes used for giving tetanus and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) shots.

CDC: Measles at 20-year high

  Measles hit a 20-year high in the U.S. this year, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says 288 cases of measles were reported to them in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the […] [Read More]

FDA tags sunlamps as ‘high risk’

For those who insist on hitting the tanning salon, despite warnings that tanning could be hazardous to your health, here comes another sign that you should rethink the whole fake ‘n’ bake thing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reclassified sunlamp products — and the ultraviolet lamps used in these products — as high […] [Read More]
Dr. Howard Taubin

Bridgeport Hospital doc gets national award

Dr. Howard L. Taubin, of Woodbridge, vice chairman of the Bridgeport Hospital board of directors, has received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association Distinguished Clinician Award in the private practice category for his outstanding leadership and excellence in the practice of gastroenterology. The award is one of only two Distinguished Clinician Awards presented by the AGA […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General